Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. He usually sees between 2- 4 movies each week in the theatre. Keith's passion of film extends to different film festivals including the Toronto Film Festivals. Outside of films Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on a variety of radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews and we are very happy to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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Movie theatres are open for business

Movie theatres are open for business

One question I often get is ‘Keith, do you miss going to the movies?’ Yes and no. Yes, for the simple fact that I love watching a film the way it was intended to be seen, in the theatre. I love seeing a movie with an audience. No, only because in 2021 when we have every streaming service [...]

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Movie review: I Care a Lot

Movie review: I Care a Lot

Synopsis: A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears. Stars: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eliza Gonzalez, Diane Weist Director: J Blakeson

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A celebration of Black History Month in film

A celebration of Black History Month in film

In the spirit of Black History Month, we are showcasing films that should be on your viewing list. Some are films from black filmmakers, others are films with a predominantly black cast but they all focus on the black experience. This is by no means a ‘best’ list but films that you should [...]

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Review: A Teacher

Review: A Teacher

Watch Keith Whittier's review of the series A Teacher to find out why he gives it a good grade! Synopsis: A Teacher explores the complexities and consequences of a predatory relationship between Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high schooland her student, Eric Walker. Stars: [...]

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Film review: Fatale

Film review: Fatale

Despite the great trailer, find out why film reviewer Keith Whittier gives the latest movie from director Deon Taylor a ‘C’. Synopsis: After a one-night stand, a successful married man finds himself entangled in a cunning police detective's latest investigation. Director: Deon Taylor [...]

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Film review: Promising Young Woman

Film review: Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan blows film reviewer Keith Whittier away with her performance as Cassandra, a med school drop out, in director Emerald Fennell's newly released film — a fantastic movie from Sundance 2020. Synopsis: A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance [...]

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The best and worst films of 2020

The best and worst films of 2020

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before? ‘2020 was a terrible year’. Well, not when it comes to movies. I can’t recall having so much difficulty narrowing down the Top 10 films. I’ve said before and will again: this is a time for independent movies to thrive, for big blockbuster [...]

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Film review: Wonder Woman 1984

Film review: Wonder Woman 1984

Synopsis: Rewind to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig Directed by: Patti Jenkins

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Digi60 Film Festival ready for a big weekend

Digi60 Film Festival ready for a big weekend

This weekend the Digi60 Film Festival returns for its 17th year. Digi60 is thee film festival in Ottawa if you are an emerging filmmaker. For close to two decades it has been providing a platform for filmmakers to develop their talents and have multiple resources at their disposal. As someone who [...]

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UFC 254 Recap

UFC 254 Recap

UFC 254 was one of the most anticipated mixed martial arts events of 2020. Some events don't live up to the hype, this one did. Undefeated Khabib Nurmagemedov put his lightweight title on the line against interim champion and highlight sensation Justin Gaethje. James Dunn and I break down the two [...]

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